A significant amount of money was given to me by a U.S.M.C. Korean War veteran, a man who was at the Chosin Reservoir, and he instructed me to do with it what I chose. I have taken the money he has sent and stapled $5 and $10 bills to sheets of paper each bearing the message that follows. I thought that this group might be interested in this little project. It has been very rewarding for me to share this opportunity with local families. Steal the text and the idea if you would like to.
In a war long ago teens left high schools and homes
For frozen hills and rice paddies in a far away land.
They fought fiercely for world freedom,
For future families, for fallen friends.
In a nearly forgotten time, these boys became men.
From soldiers to citizens,
They’re now called Grand and Great Grand.
We who live in liberty today owe a lot to these men.
Marines and their Corpsmen,
Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors
Continue today to protect freedom for others.
To do our part at home there’s one thing we can do
Train up our children to do what’s right and what’s true.
Teach children to appreciate
What’s been sacrificed before,
And to participate in making
Their own contribution to the world.
Would you like to help the Marines? You can by shopping for a really good, brand new toy, then dropping it in a Toys for Tots collection box. (Remember, it cannot be wrapped. You have to leave something for the Marines to do!)
If you have money left over, consider how good you will feel if you drop the change into a red Salvation Army bucket; Santa will ring his thanks to you for your generosity to others less fortunate.
A Korean War veteran, one of America’s Chosin Few, donated this money. Semper Fidalis!